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were going through, you would work with the students, not against us right now.> (grant) tonight at 5.despite the objections of dozens of students, teachers, and community members....the oakland unified school district voted today to make more than 20 million dollars worth of cuts to this year's budget.the district says the cuts are necessary... especially following a week-long teacher strike that led to an increase in teacher pay.thank you for joining us, i'm grant lodes.(vicki)and i'm vicki liviakis.teachers and students were back in oakland classrooms today.but now... the grappling over budget cuts
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begins.kron4's haaziq madyun picks up the story in oakland. after a 7-day strike it is back to work for oakland teachers now that an agreement as been reached between the teachers's union and the oakland unified school district sotousd spokesperson john sasaki says the new contract represent a 14% total compensantion increase for teacherssotsotthe president of the oakland education association keith brownsot natsot/haaziqso you voted no? sot
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school teacher: "i voted no!"a majority of the teachers voted yes for the new contract but not all of them. like skyline high school ceramics teacher donna salongasothowever sasaki says there was no other way to increase teachers pay without making budget cutssotjohn sasaki/oakland unified school district spokesperson: "the cuts that the board is looking at today, voting on today are about twenty two million dollars. twenty one point seven-five million dollars. some of that are cuts that were going to take place anyway because that's the kind of state that we are in as a district but the majority of it was certainly the increases in pay">officials at ousd and the teachers union say they are both hoping for additional funding from the governor's office to save school programs like restorative justice and african american male african justice and restorative programs like school office to save the governor's funding from the governor's office to save school programs like restorative justice and african american male achievement...in oakland haaziq madyun kron4news
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(grant) san francisco city leaders... including former mayor willie brown... paid their final respects to jeff adachi.adachi, who died on february 22nd, had served as the city's public defender since 2002. kron 4's charles clifford reports. well, here in san francisco on monday a memorial was held at san francisco city hall for jeff adachi. adachi died back on february 22nd and at today's memorial hundreds of people attended including former mayor willie brown, current mayor london breed and matt gonzalez who works in the public defenders office.they all recall a man dedicated to his work.sotjeff understood that making a difference in people's lives wasn't about just fighting for them in court room. he knew the work started in the community to keep kids from getting into trouble in the first place.sot during every stage of his career, during the time that he served all of us. he was a strong advocate for every aspect for what ought to be
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the rights of all the people. sotin the 28 years that i knew jeff , i never saw him run away from injustice. rather, he ran towards it. it was something he wanted to combat. in san francisco, charles clifford kron4 news. (vicki)the fallout from a viral video... first obtained by t-m-z... showing a physical altercation between giants president and ceo larry baer and his wife continue... now the head of the giants organization will be taking a leave of abense.kron 4 's dan kerman is live at oracle park with more. friday's physical altercation between san franicsco giants president larry baer and his
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wife , which was captured on video and went viral has now led to baer stepping away from the team, for now. in a statement, the giants board of directors says "baer has .... requested, and the board has accepted, his request to take personal time away from the giants beginning today." the statetment says baer has "acknowledged that his behavior was unacceptable, apologized to the organization and is committed to taking steps to make sure that this never happens again."in the video, baer appears to be grabbing a cell phone out of his wifes hands, during the struggle she falls off her chair and screams oh my god. baer issued a statment friday saying : "i am truly sorry for the pain that i have brought to my wife, children and to the organization," "it is not reflective of the kind of a person that i aspire to be, but it happened and i will do whatever it takes to make sure that i never behave in such an inappropriate manner again." in its statement the giants board of directors says
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while they are closely monitoring the matter.... major league baseball is taking the lead in gathering all facts surrounding the situation. "as leaders in the community, we at the giants hold ourselves to the highest standards and those standards will guide how we consider this matter moving forward." (vicki) a nine =month investigation into the deadly explosion at a deadly into the investigation a nine =month (vicki) forward."matter moving consider this guide how we consider this matter moving forward." (vicki) (vicki) a nine =month investigation into the deadly explosion at a day spa in orange county has ended with the arrest of the spa owner's ex-boyfriend and business partner.59=year=old stephen beal is charged with killing ildiko krajnyak last may.
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(grant)he appeared in court today... facing federal charges. "mr. beal was arrested pursuant to a federal criminal complaint that charges him with the malicious destruction of a building resulting in death."beal was taken into custody sunday afternoon ... agents used an armored vehicle to break into his garage.the case began on may 15 of last yearwe could actually see where part of the building had blown outat one o'clock in the afternoon ildiko krajnyak opened a cardboard box at her day spa in aliso viejo, orange county.the explosion killed her and seriously injured two customers.we do not believe at this time that it was an accident.investigators quickly focused on beal.he told them he had met krajnyak through an online dating service.the two traveled the world together ... he helped to fund her day spa, but early last year she left him for another man.mr. beal admitted to feeling betrayed.ms krajnyak told friends she feared being harmed by mr beal, and that he had made threatsbeal's garage contained more than 1=hundred pounds of explosive chemicals but there was no arrest.he explained away those materials by saying he was a model rocket enthusiast.as part of
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the painstaking investigation more than thousands bits of evidence were sent to the fbi forensic lab in virginia.they included a parts of battery, traced to a factory in china . it was part of a shipment to a store near stephen beal's home in long beach.the fbi has recovered video that purports to show mr beal buying a battery of that type for cash at that location (grant)beal's arrest has also reportedly caused authorities to reopen an investigation into the death of his wife in 2008.according to the long beach newspaper, christine beal died after a large piece of furniture fell on her as she and beal were trying to move it.
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(anchor1) taking a live look outside-- our sutro camera looking at the golden gate bridge. (anchor 2) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: skies were mostly cloudy with a few scattered light showers today. its mostly quiet on the doppler radar now but that will change later tonight. another round of rain will move in late tonight especially the southern parts of the bay area. rain will be heaviest in the santa cruz mountain south in the morning tomorrow. you can see the storm on doppler radar. it has tapped into subtropical moisture again which will bring heavy rain and possible flooding to central and southern california. tomorrow will be we on and off
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throughout the day. highs will be in the 50s and low 60s. more rain is forecast for wednesday before turning to showers on thursday. there is a chance showers again this weekend. (vicki)dozens have been killed after devastating tornadoes swept through the deep south this weekend... leaving survivors to try and pick up the pieces today. hear their stories... coming up. (grant)anger in the state capitol after it is announced the police officers who shot and killed stephon clark... will not face charges.what protesters say needs to happen now... (vicki) a former drug addict... publicly thanking the person who arrested him... for helping him turn his life around.it's a heartwarming
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to simone, i leave the van gogh. to harrison, the wine collection.
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to craig, this rock. the redwoods to the redheads. the rainbows to the proud. i leave these things to my heirs, all 39 million of you, on one condition. that you do everything in your power to preserve and protect them. with love, california. (vicki) san francisco
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mayor london breed is proposing a new waterfront housing location for part of her 1-thousand bed homeless shelter plan. today breed proposed a new 200-bed "safe" navigation site at seawall lot 330... on the embarcadero across the street from piers 30 to 32. the site would provide temporary housing for unsheltered city residents. breed says the city has opened 212 new beds so far this year, and are on track to add 500 total new beds by this
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summer. this site would be the mayor's first "safe" navigation center... and would allow guests to bring their partners, pets and belongins with them... while putting them on the path to a more permanent housing solution. (grant) emergency crews in lee county, alabama are pouring through the trail of destruction left behind by killer tornadoes. officials say at least 23 people have died - and that number could rise. at least a dozen tornadoes touched down in alabama and georgia yesterday. reporter kristen holmes has the latest from what appears to be"ground zero" in lee county. governor kay ivey/alabama: we lost children, mothers, fathers, neighbors and friends. heartbreaking stories of loss... in the aftermath of the deadly tornadoes that ripped through lee county, alabama sunday.governor kay ivey/alabama: to know alabama is to know we are a tight knit
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community of people and today each of us mourns the loss of life of our fellow alabamians. officials say among those killed - a 6 year old child. and expect the death toll to rise.bill harris/lee county coroner: "it's very devastating. it's probably the worst disaster that i've been involved with in my county here. search and rescue teams spent monday digging through the rubble.the damage .... catastrophic. mobile homes and debris were found hundreds of yards away. but amid the tragedy -- there are unbelievable stories of survival.earnestine reese/survivor: "i thank the lord.despite losing their homes -- many sharing gratitude their lives were spared.earnestine reese/survivor: "i thank the lord. you tell god, 'thank you, god'. you hear me? you hear me? tell god thank you. tell god thank you,"officials say at least a dozen tornadoes touched down in alabama and georgia on sunday.charlie patel/gas station attendant:everything is gone, everything destroyed.in lee county, alabama i'm kristen holmesholmes (anchor) taking a live look outside-- taking a live (anchor) taking a live look outside--
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taking a live look outside-- overlooking downtown san francisco. (anchor) time now to check on our weather... with chief meteorologist lawrence karnow. lawrence karnow: skies were mostly cloudy with a few scattered light showers today. its mostly quiet on the doppler radar now but that will change later tonight. another round of rain will move in late tonight especially the southern parts of the bay area. rain will be heaviest in the santa cruz mountain south in the morning tomorrow. you can see the storm on doppler radar. it has tapped into subtropical moisture again which will bring heavy rain and possible flooding to central and southern california. tomorrow will be we on and off throughout the day. highs will
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be in the 50s and low 60s. more rain is forecast for wednesday before turning to showers on thursday. there is a chance showers again this weekend. (vicki)a former drug addict who was busted many times by san francisco police in the tenderloin is now publicly tenderloin is this weekend.showers again chance there is a chance showers again this weekend.
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(vicki)with more measles cases cropping up in the past week...the u.s. senate is now calling a hearing to discuss options.how what's being called a "completely avoidable" epidemic continues to spread. (grant)no justice... no peace. what the family of stephon clark is asking for... after it was announced the officers who shot and killed him would not be held criminally culpable.
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who was busted many times by san francisco police in the tenderloin is now publicly thanking his arresting officer. (grant)the shoutout first came on twitter....but now today the now clean and sober man got to deliver his gratitude in person.kron4's maureen kelly was there for the heart- warming reunion you'll see only on four. how you doing man...good to see you.a hug and a pat on the back is how thomas wolf now greets the officer who has
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arrested him repeatedly.he looks alot different than the last time officer rob gilson saw him.....here's his mug shot that was sent out in a tweet by the tenderloin police station....after he was charged with drug possession....and then re- arrested five times for violating the court order barring him from the block of golden gate avenue where he says would buy drugs. wolf says his addiction started after being prescribed a powerful painkiller after surgery..... before i knew it i was addicted i was eating oxycodone pills literally chewing on them like they were candy after blowing thru his bank account the former social worker and married father of two turned to heroin ...he says he lost his job and and became estranged from his family because of his addiction....but he still couldn't stop using.every time i got arrested it was by discover until maybe the second or third time that i was arrested because when i was out there my wife was so worried about me she called the tenderloin police department and file a missing persons report and she spoke with officer gilson so he basically knew would look for and he found me and he continued to arrest me and try to get me off the street but hearing that i was addicted i just want to go right back out there and i felt like i had nowhere else to goafter his last arrest....he was bailed out by his brother on the
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condition that he enter rehab. after graduating from the salvation army's rehabiltation program wolf answered that tweet...thanking both salvation army and his arresting officer for helping really happy to be clean and really happy to have a second chance of my definitely gonna make the most of it again i be here for wasn for officer gilson i owe him my life officer gilson says it's good to see the man he he had so many run in's with now have a fresh take on life. e trying to help people, i e certainly fighting an uphill battle but to make lives like we did with tom makes it all worth itwolf says he is now working to get a job.....and is in counseling with the hopes of reuniting with his family.maureen kelly kron4 news. (vicki) stephon clark's family says their hearts are broken again. no charges will be filed against the police officers who fatally
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shot the sacramento man in 20-18. john lorinc reports. protests this weekend in sacramento.....stevante clark/stephon clark's brother "i would like accountability. i want justice and accountability."the county's district attorney announced this weekend that no charges will be filed against the two police officers who fatally shot....stephon clark nearly a year ago.anne marie schubert/district attorney"was a crime committed? there's no question that a human being died. but when we look at the facts and the law. and we follow our ethical responsibilities the answer to that question is no."nat sound from police tapethe officers were responding to a vandalism call when they came across clark in his grandmother's backyard.clark, who was unarmed, was shot at least seven times.salena manni/stephon clark's fiance "my boys, aiden and cairo, have to grow up without their father."d-a anne marie schubert said clark took a shooting stance and that.... "both officers had an honest and reasonable belief that they were in imminent danager of death of great bodily injury."sequette clark/clark's
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mother"they executed my son, they executed him in my mom's backyard and it is not right." the clark family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit and is pushing for assembly bill 392 to be passed.it calls for changing police use-of-force policies and for officers to try to ease tensions before using lethal force.nat sound from protest"no justice, no peace. no killer police."i'm john lorinc reporting. (vicki) senator and presidential candidate kamala harris ... weighed in on the issue this weekend.she tweeted "stephon should still be alive ....our criminal justice system is deeply flawed and lacks accountability. our fight for justice continues." (grant)democrats are ramping up their investigations into president trump's business deals.and a few republicans are now joining in as well... we'll talk about who. (vicki)oakland teachers leaving the picket lines and returning to the classroom today.but not everyone is happy with the deal that was struck.details ahead. (grant) and remember kron4
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(vicki) tonight at 5:30... kron4 is always tracking local stories. here's a look at what's going on in your neighborhood right now. (grant)we begin tonight in the east bay... (grant) oakland teachers returned to the classroom today after reaching a deal with the school district to end the seven day teachers strike. members of the oakland education association
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voted to accept the contract from the school district. teachers lined up at the paramount theater to vote on the district's deal yesterday. the union and the district have been negotiating for the past two years. teachers were demanding higher salaries, smaller class sizes, and more resources. (grant) here's a breakdown of what's inside the new contract. teachers are getting an 11-percent raise ... over four years with a 3- percent bonus. they will see smaller class sizes...one student will be removed from each classroom. there will be more student support... which will reduce case-loads for counselors from a ratio of 600 students to one counsleor... to 500 students per councelor. the district is also pausing the closure of some scools. school officials say they will hold more community input sessions. (grant) and... in a 4-3 vote today... the oakland unified school district voted to make 21.75 million ar

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